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Doctor insights on: Diabetes Insipidus Head Trauma

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What type of head injury cause diabetes insipidus?

What type of head injury cause diabetes insipidus?

Severe!: Diabetes insipidus occurs when the pituitary gland is injured. This is a small area of the brain that produces a hormone called ADH (antidiuretic hormone) that works on the kidney to produce smaller amounts of urine. Usually occurs when there is a fracture across the base of the skull, and is associated with severe head injuries or brain death. Symptom is the body producing a huge amount of urine. ...Read more

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Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
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Diabetes Insipidus (Definition)

A condition in which your pituitary gland does not make the ADH hormone, and you have to drink and urinate constantly. Many with this condition carry water with them at all ...Read more


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I want to know all about diabetes insipidus?

I want to know all about diabetes insipidus?

Whoa !!: I think your best bet here is to google it. Not that there are some brilliant minds on this site that could answer this question but there is not enough room or time to tell you all about diabetes insipitus. That is a huge order. Rj. ...Read more

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Are there any natural ways to cure diabetes insipidus?

Need medication: It is important to determine the cause of diabetes insipidus. It involves the absense of a pituitary hormone. Common causes are head trauma, pituitary tumors, surgery. Kidney diabetes insipidus (nephrogenic) can be caused by certain drugs, such as lithium. If your doctor knows the cause, then treating the cause can sometimes reverse it. But usually treatment with DDAVP (desmopressin) is essential. ...Read more

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When should a child be evaluated for diabetes insipidus?

When should a child be evaluated for diabetes insipidus?

Thirst,lots of urine: Diabetes insipidus is a disorder that impairs the body's ability to make concentrated urine. Common symptoms in childhood might include constant thirst and large amounts of urine. There is also often a family history of the disease that can prompt an evaluation by the child's pediatrician. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Diabetes insipidus?

What is the definition or description of: Diabetes insipidus?

Diabetes insipidus.: What is the definition or description of: Diabetes insipidus? ANS: your pituitary doe not make ADH and you drink and pee constantly. Many with DI carry water with them at all times to avoid quick dehydration. Recommend you go to uptodate for the many questions you are asking for much more detail. ...Read more

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What are the formal criteria for the diagnosis "partial diabetes insipidus"?

What are the formal criteria for the diagnosis "partial diabetes insipidus"?

Diabetes insipidus: 400 characters are too few to answer your question. In general, the doctor will look at a 24-hour urine collection for determination of urine volume, serum electrolyte concentrations and glucose level, urinary specific gravity, simultaneous plasma and urinary osmolality, and plasma ADH (vasopressin) level. It may also include a water deprivation test, MRI, etc. ...Read more

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Is diabetes insipidus is temporary or curable?

Is diabetes insipidus is temporary or curable?

It depends.: Sometimes, diabetes insipidus (inability for the body to hold onto water due to the lack of or inaction of anti-diuretic hormone (adh)) is temporary after brain surgery. If permanent, usually due to a pituitary or kidney problem, it is not usually curable but can be easily treated especially if dealing with an ADH (vasopressin) deficiency. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what the epidemiology of diabetes insipidus is?

Can you tell me what the epidemiology of diabetes insipidus is?

Rare disorder: Diabetes insipidus (di) is a rare disorder in which the kidneys cannot concentrate urine, thereby causing excessive loss of water from the body and dehydration. It can result from a problem of the pituitary gland, or from a defect in the kidneys. However, most people who think they have di are actually excessive fluid drinkers, and urinate a lot because they drink a lot. ...Read more

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Is there any negative effect of a diabetes insipidus person to her/his fertilizaition?

Is there any negative effect of a diabetes insipidus person to her/his fertilizaition?

Could be: Oftentimes patients with di have accompanying anterior pituitary hormone deficiencies. This is something regularly followed by an endocrinologist in patients who have di. ...Read more

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Why are thiazide diuretics used in diabetes insipidus?

Why are thiazide diuretics used in diabetes insipidus?

Paradox: Thiazides paradoxically reduce the amount of urine the kidneys produce in the nephrogenic form of di. Thiazides are not used in the central form. ...Read more

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What is the fluid deprivation test for diabetes insipidus?

What is the fluid deprivation test for diabetes insipidus?

Vasopressin test.: This is a dehydration test for diabetes insipidus. First, fluid is withheld until urine osmolality is stable. Then 5 u of vasopressin is given by subcutaneous injection. The urine and plasma osmolality/concentration is measures before and one hour after the injection. Argenine vasopressin or avp given to these patients causes a >9% rise in urine osmolality. In normal patients, it is <9%. ...Read more

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How are diabetes insipidus and diabetes mellitus different?

How are diabetes insipidus and diabetes mellitus different?

Very different: Diabetes mellitus is the typical "diabetes" that we are familiar with. It's caused by an Insulin problem (too little or just not working well (resistance)) causing elevation in blood sugar. Diabetes insipidus is a water problem characterized by lots of urination and high sodium level. It's caused by an ADH (vasopressin) (antidiuretic hormone) problem (too little or just not working well). ...Read more

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What types of treatments are available for diabetes insipidus?

What types of treatments are available for diabetes insipidus?

Depends: There are two types of diabetes insipidus (di). In central di the patient is not making enough of a hormone to reabsorb water in the kidneys, and in nephrogenic di the kidneys don't respond to the hormone. Central di is treated with desmopressin. Nephrogenic di is treated with thiazide diuretics. Both treatments will prevent excessive thirst and decrease the amount of urine. Need to find the cause. ...Read more

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Why does hypernatremia occur in patients with diabetes insipidus?

Why does hypernatremia occur in patients with diabetes insipidus?

Dehydration: If you have diabetes insipidus and don't take in enough water to balance what you urinate out, hypernatremia can result. Ddavp (desmopressin) can usually return your life to normal. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between celiac disease and diabetes insipidus?

Is there a connection between celiac disease and diabetes insipidus?

No: None that I am aware of and I could not find anything significant in a quick search. Type 1 diabetes and celiac are more common together, but not diabetes insipidus. ...Read more

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If I have diabetes insipidus, why is urination more frequent at night?

If I have diabetes insipidus, why is urination more frequent at night?

Fluctuating glucose: Check your glucose levels in the evening, note if it is unusually high. High serum glucose does result in increased urination, as the body tries to clear toxic levels of glucose. Write your findings down, and share them with your Dr.. a change in your management might be in order.. Best Wishes ! ...Read more

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Is nephrogenic diabetes insipidus similiar to children's diabetes or not?

Imprecise question: Diabetes insipitus is decreased production or effect of vasopressin- nephrogenic is where it's effect reduced because of a kidney issue diabetes mellitus is a high sugar problem due to immune destruction of cells making Insulin in pancreas they are different disease states. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Head Trauma (Definition)

Any injury to the face, skull, or brain as a result of blunt force, or penetrating trauma. It can also occur due to rapid ...Read more


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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